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Mojdeh Henderson, the principal of Berewick Elementary School in Charlotte, N.C., relies on a team of “first responders” in her school who can handle matters such as student discipline and building issues. That setup allows Henderson to spend the bulk of her time doing things such as classroom observations that help teachers get better at instruction.
—Chris Keane for Education Week

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We asked principals to tell us their biggest challenges, and six clear, commonly shared issues emerged. Here are strategies for tackling them, from school leaders and experts. (October 18, 2018)

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This special report explores what states, school districts, higher education, and alternative programs are doing to prepare future principals.

New School Rules for a New Era
Articles in this special report explore the evolving roles of chief academic officers and chief technology officers in five school systems in the United States.

Principals Under Pressure
Principals have the hardest job in schools. They must answer to the central office, be responsive to parents, support and coach their teachers, and build relationships with students. How can one person do all of this well and keep a healthy work-life balance?

Technology Counts 2018
This year’s report takes a hard look at what principals are thinking and doing about some of the most vexing technology issues in their schools.

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The political maneuvers used by education policy advocates to animate moderate voters over those issues in New Jersey, Virginia, and Washington could provide a script next year when 38 governors and most state legislators are up for election.
November 15, 2017 – Education Week
Here's a look at how things have turned out on several key campaign pledges a year after Trump's upset presidential victory.
November 15, 2017 – Education Week
Post-hurricane recovery remains especially difficult outside major urban areas even as Congress and federal officials continue to work out aid packages.
November 1, 2017 – Education Week
A first-of-its-kind analysis suggests a link between student achievement and the degree to which teachers have a role in school decisionmaking.
November 1, 2017 – Education Week
Smaller classes could help bridge the gap between home and school, writes former teacher Marc Vincenti.
October 25, 2017 – Education Week
Bill Gates outlined new investments for school networks, curricula, and research and development, and a pivot away from long-time investments that are difficult to sustain or scale up.
October 25, 2017 – Education Week
A positive transformation for the island's long struggling schools might be crippled before it can even start—or never take place at all.
October 25, 2017 – Education Week
In Cleveland, educators try to keep disruptive students in class and connected to learning. But out-of-school suspension rates remain high.
October 18, 2017 – Education Week
The philanthropist unapologetically pushed for more charters and shaped hundreds of district leaders amid a wave of billionaire entrepreneurs who sought to overhaul public education.
October 25, 2017 – Education Week
From funneling supplies to helping students get back on their feet emotionally, the island's 40,000-member teachers' union is playing a range of roles in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
October 11, 2017 – Education Week

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